MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets

Game recap June 3: Welp

Primer The Mets dropped the first three games of their series with the Cubs, most recently with an excruciating 14 inning loss Saturday night. Steven Matz took the mound against Jon Lester as the tail-spinning Mets looked to avoid the sweep. You can basically ignore all of that though, because Kevin Plawecki was batting cleanup – […]

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Game recap May 29: Who needs fingers anyway?

Primer After Monday’s day of arguably-too-much-baseball, the Mets and Braves were back at it again on Tuesday night after yet another rain delay. Steven Matz took the mound for the Mets, giving New York what appeared to be a significant advantage over Braves starter Anibal Sanchez. In more nightmarish news, Jose Reyes was in the […]

MLB: New York Mets at Milwaukee Brewers

Game recap May 24: Doesn’t look like anything to me — What do you do with a calm win?

Mets 5, Brewers 0, Final You’ll forgive Mets fans for not knowing what to do with games like last night. Wednesday night’s late-inning implosion against the Marlins makes sense; that kind of collapse and waste of individual effort is baked into our DNA. Thursday’s display of exemplary starting pitching, extra-base hits and bullpen competence is simply […]

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

Game recap May 11: Conforto Clutch

Has a team ever needed a hit like the one Michael Conforto delivered tonight more than the 2018 New York Mets? Mired in a miserable offensive stretch that has seen the Amazins’ get shut out three times in the last week and a half, and score only three times in their previous two games against […]

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Game recap May 5: Are we there yet?

In what’s already been a tumultuous week for the Mets and their fanbase, it feels as if Saturday night’s 2-0 loss to Colorado may actually be rock bottom. The loss was the fifth straight for the Mets and marked the third time in four games the offense has failed to score a run. The Mets […]

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals

Game Recap April 25: The St. Louis Blues

Yesterday, a day where a former elite pitcher refused to speak to the media about his move to the bullpen, and the day after a former top pitching prospect had another rocky start, continuing the unevenness that has defined his injury-laden career, another former top pitching prospect started for Mets, and got lit up, prolonging his struggles. In […]

MLB: Washington Nationals at New York Mets

Game Recap April 18: Redemption

The past few days have been a trying time in Metsland. After Monday’s heartbreaker in which the team blew a 6-1 lead in the eighth inning, followed by Tuesday’s frustrating loss, it was looking like the early-season mirage was over. The Mets were still the same old losers, and the Nationals still owned them. It was back […]

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins

Staff Post: Small Sample Size Theater

Whatever else happens this season, we’ll always have the 11-1 record. Best start in baseball. An accomplishment the Yankees have never unlocked. Who cares if no team in the last 30 seasons has won a playoff series after starting 11-1 or better? That’s not a fun fact, it’s a wet blanket fact. What’s fun is […]

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets

Game recap April 13: Glove Potion No. 9

On a day the Mets listened to countless talking heads belittle their dominant beginning to the 2018 season by using their cataclysmic catching situation as a reason it won’t be good enough over the long haul, New York drowned out the noise en route to their ninth consecutive victory. Friday night’s series opener with the […]